Variety is reporting that Tim Roth has joined the cast of The Incredible Hulk and will be playing the villain role of Abomination. In the comics, Abomination was a KGB agent named Emil Blonsky that purposely exposed himself to gamma radiation in order to achieve the strength and power of the Hulk. Whereas the Hulk can revert back to his human form of Bruce Banner, Blonsky over-exposed himself to the radiation and was stuck in his mutated monster form of Abomination. Bigger and stronger than the Hulk, the battles between these two were always nasty. Roth is a great choice for this role. Remember him as General Thade in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes?
With great actors like Edward Norton and Tim Roth and a great villain like Abomination, I’m starting to really look forward to this movie. Liv Tyler was also cast as Betty Ross, but that doesn’t excite me as much. Louis Leterrier of the The Transporter is directing. He did a good job on The Transporter giving it good action and pacing, so I’m interested to see what he’ll do with a bigger budget and established characters. The Incredible Hulk could be great if the script is half-way decent and they get the look of the Hulk and Abomination right. We’ll find out next summer on June 13th.